Faith for Casino Repeal ” Imam’s Word”

Salaam and Peace to all,

There is no doubt that there are benefits of the casino business, but facts confirm that the harm 10670161_342957715881374_6341192972487314304_ncaused by the casino business is much more. It harms our faith, social life and economy, and not one of us, either for or against casinos, likes to see its ill effects in our community, or any other community.

The statement of our founding fathers stands clearly against gambling  and I would like to quote  the words of  President Thomas Jefferson :

“In a world which furnishes so many employments which are useful, so many of which are amusing, it is our own fault if we ever know what ennui [weariness; heaviness] is, or if we are ever driven to the miserable resources of gaming, which corrupts our dispositions, and teaches us a habit of hostility against all mankind” (S.E. Forman, The Life and Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Company, 1900), p. 266, in a letter to Martha Jefferson, 1787.)

On behalf of the Muslim community I do support  Yes on Question 3, the ballot question to undo the casino law.

Wissam Abdul Baki Ph.D.

Imam of The Islamic Society of western MA

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Ultimatum to Crimea’s Muslims: Three months to hand over banned Islamic texts

The pro-Moscow president suspends police searches in Muslim homes and gives a December deadline for compliance with Russian law: “Some religious texts are prohibited.” Meanwhile, the Tatars denounce the campaign. Since annexation to Russia at least 18 members of the community have “disappeared”.

Moscow (AsiaNews) – The authorities of Crimea (now Russian) have given Muslims three months to voluntarily surrender the literature on Islam, authorized under Ukraine but outlawed by the Russian Federation. MORE